Mosaic Architecture

Often times, I get unmotivated taking pictures of the same subject. When this happens — which is a good thing because it forces me to think outside of the box. During my recent visit to Vancouver, I had in mind to shoot the beautiful architectures in the city. While there were plenty of buildings to photograph, I felt most of the buildings looked similar: tall with a lot of glass. I took a few shots but wasn’t very excited by having just another image of a building. However, as I was checking the images for sharp focus, I became fascinated by the building’s reflecting glass colors, interesting geometric shapes and lines. The glass blocks and reflections look more like mosaic tiles. And that’s how I came up with the idea for today’s post.

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POV of a Timeless Structure

Mike and I went on our last photo walk Friday. Since he is moving to Montana, we thought it be would fun to play tourist and visit one the most popular destinations in Seattle: The Science Center. We did the tour through the EMP (Experience Music Project) and the Science Fiction Museum. While some of the contents in the museums were interesting, it was the outside structures that I found most fun and exciting.

The Space Needle is probably the most recognizable and popular landmark in the Pacific Northwest. Located in Seattle, Washington, it was built for the 1962 Word’s Fair. At the time, it was the tallest structure West of the Mississippi River.

Even though I’ve seen the Space Needle dozens of times, it’s one of those timeless structures that never cease to amaze me. Especially, when I’m looking at it through my viewfinder in search of interesting POV.

Architectural Reflections

Seattle, Washington

Building Blocks

For years, I automatically took only pictures of smiling faces, pretty places, and things.  It was during my year of residence in Montreal, Quebec that my perspective finally changed. Maybe it was the food… or the fact that over 75% of the population spoke French and all I could say was “Bonjour” and “Merci Beaucoup”.  Perhaps, it was the beauty of the city and the diverse culture that captured my attention. Whatever it was, my mind was open to changes.

 The architecture of the city was unlike anything I’ve ever seen… a blend of the old European and modern buildings. It was amazing to see all the different geometric shapes and lines through the camera lens.

Marché Bonsecours is a two-storey domed public market in Old Montreal. For more than 100 years, it was the main public market in the Montreal area.